Spring has sprung and the hints flower buds are everywhere. Before the humid weather comes we should start thinking " Hair". Beach, sun, summer humidity is a good thing and then again it may effect the texture of your hair. Keratin treatment works for those with hair that will except the treatment and coats the hair shaft to protect from moisture and keeps it shiny. If a heavy treatment does not work for you, there are many good simple products on the market that can also protect hair . Heat protective sprays are wonderful before blowing drying. I use them in the sun as well! A product as simple as a dab of vaseline can be great for the ends of you hair and for quick shine!
Best bet for beautiful hair is diet. Be careful of medications as well as over the counter meds, they can take a toll on your hair. Especially in allergy season. Here are a few foods to keep in mind for pretty hair all year long.
Enjoy all the spring flowers! Until next time!
Spinach-This leafy green vegetable is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach is loaded with lutein, which keeps your eyes healthy and sparkling. Spinach is also a good source of vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Trade your lettuce for spinach, or saute spinach for a quick, healthy side.
Blue BerriesThis low-profile berry was ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture compared to 40 common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature aging, so add half a cup to your yogurt or cereal every day.
WalnutsYou don't need to eat cupfuls of walnuts to enjoy their many benefits: smoother skin, healthy hair, brighter eyes, and strong bones. Get your daily dose of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E by eating a handful by themselves or throwing some in your salad, pasta, or dessert.
Sweet Potato- Beta CaroteneYou should be eating this superfood more often than just at Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights aging.
Yogurt- mix with granolaOne cup of low-fat yogurt has more calcium than a cup of fat-free milk, which is great for your posture, nails, and teeth. Mix it with fruit or granola for a healthy breakfast or that essential mid afternoon snack.
Kiwi- vitamin C This small, brown, fuzzy fruit is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, which keep skin firm, help prevent wrinkles, and are great for healthy bones and teeth. The antioxidants in kiwis also protect you from cancer and .
SalmonWild salmon — not farm-raised — is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple and moisturized. Salmon also has selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure. The vitamin D in salmon keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy, too. You won't have a problem adding salmon to your diet since there are hundreds of ways to enjoy this beauty superfood. Try it grilled, baked, in your pasta, with a salad, in sushi, or just with a side of asparagus.
Tomatoes Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed, so make sure to stock up on canned tomato sauce, tomato juice, and ketchup.